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Zesto

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504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 794-4652
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy chicken - burgers okay

Definitely not low fat, but good local food. Fried chicken is the best. Burgers are okay - nothing special. service is always fast. Kind of quaint, that you order in one building, then go outside and around the side to the dining room.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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south carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Definitely not low fat, but good local food. Fried chicken is the best. Burgers are okay - nothing special. service is always fast. Kind of quaint, that you order in one building, then go outside and around the side to the dining room.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Consistency and fast service is what you get here. Always get the chicken which is tasty. Did try a nut roll once but the chopped peanuts were rancid. Overall enjoyable experience.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Plenty of fried yet tasty fare. Good ice cream in common flavors. Not a large selection for the low fat diet but good for the occasional treat. Friendly and accommodating staff. Their fried chicken is quite popular but I would wish for a little less salt in the recipe.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It sort of has a look that it's not open from the outside, but there were plenty of cars parked so we stopped in for lunch. They have burgers, hot dogs, fried chicken, bologna and milkshakes. Between the three of us, we had a burger, chicken and fish sandwich. We all liked our food. Counter style service but service was... More 

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Zesto's is the place to go if you want good fried chicken it's the best in town.You order at the front window then seat your self in the dinning room and they bring you your food, The price is reasonable,

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New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I am not usually a fan of soft serve but wasn't in mood for coldstone like ice cream and wanted to try a columbia original. We both got dipped nut cone o.m.g. it was amazing ice cream light and not too sweet. Service was fast! I swear there is always 20 ppl working there. Their fried chicken is amazing!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have been eating their chicken for forty years and still absolutely love it. I have never had anything (other than ice cream) but the chicken because I love it that much. I must say I am not a fan of their coleslaw, but I know I am in the minority with that. I believe I could eat the chicken... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This place has been around for a while and is always busy - a good sign. The food is served quickly and comes out hot. They offer phenomenal snacks or baskets. The snacks are large enough for a meal; they come with cole slaw and fries. Service is great - very friendly and polite. This must be the cleanest restaurant... More 

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Columbia,SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I eat at Zesto's atleast 4 times a month. Amazing fried chicken and their soft serve ice cream with toppings makes me come back over and over again. Excellent staff and great food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

If you are looking for a rare find in great customer service and food look nowhere else. From the moment you step in the door you are immediately greeted with a snappy NEXT. It means you experience in perfection is about to begin. From the crispy fried chicken and simple coleslaw to one mouthwatering burger and fries you won't be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: (803) 794-4652
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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